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Revamped Spot Recognition is now online

The updated, simplified Spot Recognition process is now up and running. The new webpage – grantpud.org/recognition - accessible from anywhere with an internet connection, includes a nomination form, answers to frequently asked questions, and a list of the newest award options. If you have any questions, please contact Cindy McClure at (509) 793-159...
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CI Team #5 to focus on active work zone awareness

I want to take a moment and share a brief update on the safety front. The Safety Steering Team (SST) met recently to consider our next continuous improvement (CI) topic and CI team members. The SST selected "Active Work Zone Hazard Awareness" as the next continuous improvement topic. As I'm sure you can appreciate, it seems there's always work goin...
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Look for IRS form 1095-C in your home mailbox

The 2019 IRS form 1095-C has been sent to your home mailing address. The form 1095-C provides you with information about the health coverage offered to you and your dependents. Keep your 1095-C for your records with your other important tax documents. While you will not need to attach your 1095-C to your tax return or send it to the IRS, you m...
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Biologists' salmon research published in industry journal

Data sharingWhy do salmon sometimes break with ancestral tradition and return from the ocean to spawn in a stream other than their "birth" stream? Are they rebels? Rugged individualists? Troublemakers? Two Grant PUD fisheries scientists, Todd Pearsons and Rod O'Conner, recently had an article on our experiences with "straying salmon" published in t...
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‘Risk ownership’ and mitigation are key to safety culture

A fire broke out in the Wanapum Dam powerhouse in 2007. It burned through the roof, damaged concrete walls and caused extensive smoke damage. All had to be cleaned and repaired. The roof was temporarily patched and is being permanently repaired this year. The cause of the fire was never determined. Insurance reimbursed Grant PUD $3.8 million for th...
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Why a Project Management Office? Julie explains

 Updating the equipment that generates more than 2,100 megawatts of clean, renewable, reliable energy and bringing high-speed, fiber-optic network services to thousands of customers throughout Grant County doesn't just happen. These achievements require a steady flow of capital projects that ensure Grant PUD consistently delivers the products ...
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Kevin urges attendance at upcoming training sessions

Editor's note: Tom Stredwick's Working@Grant training program referenced in this column is not related to the Working@Grant newsletter, even though both have identical names.Good afternoon, We are about to embark on an initiative that the executive team and I believe will positively impact the health of Grant PUD's culture well into the future. One...
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More and better power coming to Quincy

This column from General Manger and CEO Kevin Nordt will appear in the upcoming special section, "Progress," in the Quincy Valley Post Register.Quincy has been keeping Grant PUD engineers, crews and contractors pretty busy over the last decade. Data centers have made this the county's fastest-growing area for electricity demand.This corridor for ag...
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Metrics, cloud computing and questions at February GM Forums

 The point of financial metrics — tools for measuring progress in safety, finances, service and operations — is to track progress and identify areas of improvement. Even if you don't hit your targeted goals, you learn from the process where to focus the effort to improve.That was General Manager and CEO Kevin Nordt's message to GM Forum audien...
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Teams Meeting Dial-in is Now Available

Employees now have audio conferencing capabilities for Microsoft Teams meetings. Look for an email from Microsoft Audio Conferencing in your inbox where you can find your account information and PIN. Once you have received the email, audio conferencing information will automatically populate in your meeting invitations every time you schedule a Tea...
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Delve is Now our Corporate Directory

 On Feb. 3, Delve will replace OurDirectory as our corporate directory. Part of the Office 365 transformation, Delve will offer a seamless experience when it comes to finding contact information for employees and other information, such as their photo, availability, their reporting structure and more. To access Delve, go to office.com and log ...
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Join Teams Meetings by Phone

Starting Feb. 3, employees will be able to join Teams meetings by phone in addition to joining by Internet as they do today.On Feb. 3, everyone will receive an email from Microsoft Audio Conferencing with a conference phone number that will automatically populate in all Teams meetings they initiate after Feb. 3.Meeting participants will be able to ...
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Fleet adds two all-electric Chevy Bolts

Did you hear the roar of the engines recently when Grant PUD took possession of two brand new Chevy Bolt sedans? Of course you didn't!These all-electric cars rolled in like a whisper and soon will be used by Customer Service folks as any other fleet vehicle would be used, but with an important difference — no air pollution. The sporty Bolts will so...
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New state benefit provides paid family, medical leave

Need extended time off for family or medical?  You soon may not have to use PL Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave Program   A new state law that takes effect Jan. 1 creates a new state-run benefit program that provides paid leave of up to $1,000 per week for as many as 18 weeks for any qualifying employee who needs an extended...
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Office 365: Productivity boost in a cloud

Welcome to Office 365Grant PUD continues to execute its Enterprise Technology Roadmap with the deployment of the Office 365 productivity suite. Through it, we'll be changing up a core technology model by moving many technology applications off our onsite servers in order to decrease internal operating costs and create more collaboration among ...
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Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave

​Click here ​to view most recent information.   Starting January 1, 2020, most working Washingtonian's will be eligible for benefits through the Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML), a new state-run benefit program that allows you to take paid time off for your own medical condition, to care of a family member, or to bond with a chi...
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Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave

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Fill the Bucket Food Drive

Fill-the-Bucket Food Drive 2019 happens Nov. 18 to 22 and includes a food-collection event at the Moses Lake Walmart Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Food donations will be collected in the local offices and HOB for area food banks. Non-perishable foods only, please. The food drive is a great way to interact with the community. Anyone who w...
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Diggin’ it at Archaeology Days 2020

 Ancient tradition and modern ingenuity were both on display for the nearly 400 area students who attended Archaeology Days at the Wanapum Heritage center on Oct. 15.The first day of this year's 2-day event was geared toward students who enjoyed numerous hands-on and educational activities.Student activities included hide processing, atlatl th...
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2020 Open Enrollment

Key Dates10/22/2019Open Enrollment Begins11/6/19 @ 3PMOpen Enrollment Ends1/1/2020Effective Date of Benefit ElectionsWhat You Need to Do- YOU MUST log into Mercer EnrollNet and complete your online enrollment for Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, FSA and Dependent Care FSA between October 22, 2019 and November 6, 2019, 3:00 PM.- Review...
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